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This Month:

February 2023:

Chesapeake Bay still not making the grade after decades of cleanup efforts
The Baltimore Banner, February 16, 2023

Gov. Moore Commits Funding for 67 Hires in Maryland’s Embattled Environment Department, Hoping to Fix Wastewater Treatment Woes
Inside Climate News, February 3, 2023

January 2023:

Baltimore regional leaders envision new management structure for water and sewer utility
Maryland Matters, January 31, 2023

Report: PA Actions Key to Chesapeake Bay Restoration, January 10th, 2023

Bay Foundation grades Chesapeake’s health a D-plus, again
Bay Journal, January 9th, 2023

Administration’s new Bay leadership team making the rounds in the legislature
Maryland Matters, January 2nd, 2023


December 2022:

Court Challenge Rescinds Conowingo Dam Re-licensing – Back to Negotiations
Conduit Street, December 21, 2022

Appeals court invalidates federal license for Conowingo Dam
APNews, December 20, 2022

Federal court overturns Conowingo Dam license
CecilDaily, December 20, 2022

November 2022

PA says Pennsylvania’s pollution reduction plan for the Chesapeake Bay is still insufficient
The Baltimore Sun, November 27, 2022

Pa. Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan falls short for third time, EPA says
State Impact, November 27, 2022

October 2022:

Chesapeake leaders pledge to step up progress toward 2025 goals but admit they won’t meet them
Bay Journal, October 13, 2022

September 2022:

Toxic Releases From Industrial Facilities Compound Maryland’s Water Woes, a New Report Found
Inside Climate News, September 20, 2022

Lawmakers tour troubled wastewater treatment plant and ponder more state help
Maryland Matters, September 22, 2022

New Plan in Place for Pollution Problems at Conowingo Dam
September 6, 2022

July 2022:

Water Quality Advisory issued for part of Back River
July 2, 2022

June 2022:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation ordered to stop artificial reef work
Wavy, June 28, 2022

Department of the Environment, Baltimore City leadership reach agreement on corrections to Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant
MDE News, June 10, 2022

May 2022:

Connecting Everforward’s Investigation and Baltimore’s Belvedere History by Dennis Forney
The Talbot Spy, May 13, 2022

Changing of the guard: Horacio Tablada to replace Grumbles as state environment chief
Maryland Matters, May 10, 2022

Governor Hogan announces cabinet appointment
Maryland Department of the Environment, May 9, 2022

Governor Hogan announces cabinet appointment
Maryland Department of the Environment, May 9, 2022

April 2022:

Bivalve bounty: Maryland oyster harvest hits 35-year high
Bay Journal, April 22, 2022

Feds greenlight Maryland’s choice for route of third Bay Bridge
Bay Journal, April 21, 2022

Chesapeake Bay pollution plan deemed insufficient by EPA
Storm Water Solutions, April 21, 2022

Stuck Container Ship in Chesapeake Bay Finally Refloated
Maryland Matters, April 19, 2022

Days to Submit Improved Plan, Lacks Sufficient Legislative Funding and Programs
EPA, April 18, 2022

EPA to Step Up Federal Actions in PA for Water Pollution
EPA News Release, April 18, 2022

Financial Cost and Environmental Impact of Ship Freed from Chesapeake Bay Muck Remain Uncertain – Maryland Matters
Epoch Times, April 18, 2022

Container ship stuck in Chesapeake Bay for more than a month is free
Washington Post, April 17, 2022

Container ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay refloated following 35-day salvage operation
MDE, April 17, 2022

Bay states say funds are on the way for Conowingo cleanup plan
Bay Journal, April 12, 2022

March 2022:

A container ship named Ever Forward has been stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for 18 days
NPR, March 31, 2022

Dredging “Ever Forward” cargo ship could negatively affect crab, fish and oyster populations
WBOC, March 24, 2022

February 2022:

Cecil County leaves Clean Chesapeake Coalition
Cecil Whig, February 2, 2022

Maryland files suit seeking cleanup of Baltimore’s troubled sewage plants
Bay Journal, February 2, 2022

EPA Declare “No Confidence” in Conowingo Cleanup Plan
Bay Journal, February 1, 2022

Constellation Launches as Largest U.S. Clean Energy Company After Completing Separation from Exelon
Constellation Energy, February 2, 2022

FY2023 Chesapeake Bay Budget Overview
Maryland efforts to restore Chesapeake Bay as reflected in the State’s FY2023 budget.  Copy attached

January 2022:

Blue Water Baltimore files lawsuit against city for pollution coming from Back River, Patapsco sewage treatment plants
January 27, 2022

Bay Program figures show PA led region in 2020 cleanup progress
Bay Journal, January 27, 2022

State sues city over Back River, Patapsco sewage plant pollution
The Dundalk Eagle, January 26, 2022